"Kiev" is the second single from Vanessa Paradis' 7th studio album, Les Sources. It's my favorite song from the album, which is a bit of a departure for Paradis as it's her first album that really has more to do with telling...Read more
Tag Archives: world music
"I don't need a smile to be enjoying myself," sings South African-born, Berlin-based, indie-songstress Alice Phoebe Lou with an air of melancholy on "Skin Crawl," today's song of the day. ...Read more
Today we have 3 "song of the day" selections. Laure Shang, Enuff Z'Nuff and Kat Cunning -- all stellar selections perfect to end your week with!...Read more
Baloji's "Peau de Chagrin/ Bleu de Nuit" is one of the most stimulating videos I've ever seen. Lots of beautiful colors and spell-binding imagery that could only come from Africa. There are also quite a few disturbing images in this video that you won't be able to...Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy Ruth Koleva might be from Bulgaria, but after doing this interview I feel confident in saying that she speaks English better than I do. That’s the God’s honest truth. She makes better music, too! In other words, she’s quite the talented person, which you can discover by listening to...Read more
The thing that makes Laure Shang one of my favorite Chinese artists is that you never know what she's going to do next. You really don't. In fact, I dare say she's one of the most unpredictable artists on the planet, which, for me, also makes her...Read more
The title track from K-Pop girl group Red Velvet's Russian Roulette is about as catchy as K-Pop gets... which is, as we say in Massachusetts, wicked catchy! It has a lovely melody, lively beats, an infectious chorus and adorable voices -- what more could you want from...
by Michael McCarthy, editor/publisher As I mentioned in my letter from the editor, my focus at this point is on interviews, something I think I’m much better at than writing reviews anyway. When I’m not doing interviews I’ll be hard at work writing books; being an author of fiction and non-fiction has always...Read more
Elisa has been one of my favorite artists for over a decade now. In Italy, she’s a superstar, a veritable household name. In a perfect world she’d be just as popular here in the States, which she really should be when you consider that 95% of her music is in English. To that...Read more
Girls’ Generation’s Tiffany has finally gone solo. She’s still in GG, as well as the GG subunit Taetiseo, but now she has her first mini-album under her belt as well. Of course, this isn’t the first solo song we’ve heard from her, as she’s done ballads for soundtracks like Princes Ja Myung Go...Read more
Nils Kercher makes delightful world music that stimulates the senses with sounds you've likely never heard before. The instruments he plays include the kora, balafon, and bolong. If you're not familiar with them, don't worry, neither was I....
In 2010 Mylène Farmer, the most popular French artist in the world, surprised fans when she released her first album without longtime collaborator Laurent Boutonnat, Bleu Noir. Her formula with Boutonnat was simple: Laurent wrote the music and she wrote the lyrics. At least that’s how the credits read. I should think there...Read more